Hito Steyerl

Born in München, 1966
Lives and works in Berlin

Solo Exhibitions


  1. Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, HMKV, Dortmund, Germany 
  2. Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


  1. Duty-Free Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  2. KOW Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  3. Liquidity, Inc., Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Sweden
  4. Too Much World, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  5. Artists Space, New York, NY
  6. Duty Free Art, ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand 
  7. Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  1. How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational Installation, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Hito Steyerl, Van Abbemuseum, Eidenhoven, The Netherlands
  3. Hito Steyerl, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
  4. 35 ways to break through a wall, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
  5. Circulacionismo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
  6. Junktime, Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
  1. In Free Fall, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
  3. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
  4. Adorno’s Grey, Audain Gallery 0 Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, Canada
  5. Guards, Svilova, Gothenburg, Sweden
  1. Hito Steyerl, e-flux, New York, NY
  2. focus: Hito Steyerl, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  3. Adorno’s Grey, Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  4. The Kiss, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Studiengalerie 1.357, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  2. Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  2. Picture This, Bristol, United Kingdom
  3. Collective, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  4. Villa stuck, Munich, Germany
  5. Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway
  6. Taipeh Biennial 2010, Taipei, Taiwan
  7. Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
  1. Neuer Beliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
  2. Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin, Ireland
  3. P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  1. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
  1. 300m3 Gallery, Götborg, Sweden

  1. Signal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  1. Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, Spain
  1. Underground Gallery, Athens, Greece
  2. Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany


Group Exhibitions


  1. ARS17, Kiasma– The Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
  2. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
  3. Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
  4. 32nd Bienal de São Paulo; traveling to Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2017
  5. The Absent Museum, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
  6. Picture Industry, Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  7. The Truth of Uncertainty: Moving Image Works from the Hall Collection, curated by Chrissie Iles, Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany


  1. High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
  2. Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea
  3. Picture Industry, curated by Walead Beshty, LUMA Arles, Zurich, Switzerland 
  4. Dancing with Myself, Self-portrait and Self-invention, Works from the Pinault Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
  5. Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, curated by Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  6. World on Wire, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany 
  7. V-A-C Foundation in collaboration with The State Museum of GULAG’s History, Moscow, Russia
  8. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  9. Wer nicht denken will, fliegt raus, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve, Germany 
  10. ARS17, curated by Marja Sakari, Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
  11. São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brasil
  12. Invisible Adversaries: Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  13. Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
  14. Prospect 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  15. Watched! Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden. Traveling to: Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark; C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany 
  16. Crossing Media: Good Space – Political, Aesthetic and Urban Spaces, Villa Merkel Esslingen, Germany
  17. The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  18. Into boundless space I leap, Maxwell Centre, Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
  19. MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  20. To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  21. Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  22. Universal Hospitality, curated by Edit András, Ilona Németh Birgit Lurz and Wolfgang Schlag, The Wiener Festwochen festival, Alte Post, Vienna, Austria
  23. Territories and Fictions. Thinking a New Way of the World, The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
  24. Tate Modern Collection Display, Tate Modern, London, UK


  1. A Worthy Degenerate, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
  2. Filter Bubble, curated by 89PLUS Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets, LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  4. AIMIA Photography Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  5. El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  6. 4th Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan
  7. 56th Venice Biennale, German Pavilion, Venice, Italy
  8. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
  9. Digital Mind, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
  10. Under the Clouds: From Paranoia to the Digital Sublime, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Portugal
  11. Collection on display: Experimental arrangements, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
  12. In Search of Matisse, curated by director Tone Hansen and Ana Maria Bresciani, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  13. Necessary Force: Art in a Police State, Art Museum of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  14. CO-WORKERS - Network as Artist, Musee D'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, France
  15. Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  16. Global Control and Censorship, Zentrum für Kunst and Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany


  1. Cut to Swipe, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  2. Adorno's Grey, 52nd New York Film Festival, New York, NY
  3. McLaren 2014 Animation in Context, CCA Glasgow, Scotland
  4. 60th annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Hamilton, NY
  5. International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  6. Smart New World, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
  7. Time Pieces, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Norway
  8. Fotofest, Houston, TX
  9. Insert 2014, New Delhi, India
  10. Redcat, Los Angeles, CA
  11. Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
  12. MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
  13. 27th Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
  14. 9 Artists, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, MA
  1. The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archeology, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
  2. Image Employment, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
  3. Nine Artists, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, MN
  4. FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects; Haus der Kulturen der  Welt, Berlin, Germany curated by Maria Hlavajova and Kathrin Rhomberg
  5. No one lives here, RCA, London, United Kingdom
  6. Schichtwechsel, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  7. International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  8. Economy, Stills, Edinburgh, Scotland
  9. Economy, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
  10. The ICP Triennial, New York, NY
  11. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  12. Bergen Triennial, Bergen, Norway
  13. Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan, Tokyo, Japan 
  14. Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
  15. Museum of Bat Yan, Bat Yan, Israel 
  16. SBC galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal, Canada
  17. 59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
  1. Revolution Happened Because Everybody Refused to Go Home, Disobedience Archive, Bureau Publik Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Copenhagen Art Festival, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Bureau Publik Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. In Free Fall, Screen Festival, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
  5. Alternativa 2012, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland
  6. Television, ICA, London, United Kingdom
  7. Mengele’s Skull, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany 
  8. Witte de With, Surplus Authors, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  9. 1st Tbilisi Triennial "Offside Effect", Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
  10. Motion, Seventeen Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  11. Disobedience Archive (The Parliament), BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden
  12. Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  13. BERLIN DOCUMENTARY FORUM 2, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
  14. Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  1. Big Picture II (Zeitzonen), Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
  2. ONE WORLD BERLIN Filmfestival für Menschenrechte und Medien, Arsenal Berlin, Germany
  3. Les marques aveugles, Centre d ́Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Schöne Aussichten. Wiedereröffnung der Neuen Galerie, Neue Galerie Kassel, Kassel, Germany
  5. The Global Contemporary, Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
  6. Seeing is believing, KW Berlin 8., Berlin, Germany
  7. Planete Doc FF, Warsaw, Poland
  8. espressofilm – kurzfilm einen sommer lang, Vienna, Austria
  9. Signal + Noise, Media Art Festival, Vivo Arts Centre, Vancouver HORS PISTES, Vancouver, Canada 
  10. TOKYO, Another Motion of Images | Art and Images Festival, Tokyo, Japan
  11. Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, KunstFort Asperen, Acquoy, The Netherlands
  12. All That Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism, QUAD Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom
  13. Antiphotojournalism, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  14. SERIOUS GAMES - Krieg – Medien – Kunst, Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Germany
  15. Parallel Worlds, Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
  1. CPH: DOX, Copenhagen international Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Hangi Insan Haklari? Documentarist, Istanbul Un lugar fuera de la historia, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
  3. Antiphotojournalism, La Virreina, Barcelona
  4. Vectors of the Possible, BAK, Utrecht
  5. 1st Ural Industrial Biennial, NCCA Ekaterinburg, Russia
  6. Cromocronias - Poéticas del color en la imagen-tiempo, Centro José Guerrero, Granada 
  7. The storyteller, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  8. Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
  9. Loop Festival, La Virreina Centre de l‘Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
  10. Art Sheffield 2010,  Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum
  11. A History of Irritated Material, Raven Row, London, United Kingdom
  12. International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  13. Everyday Ideologies,  Zeitläufe, Lebenswege, Kloster
  14. Unser Lieben Frauen, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg
  1. Cultural memories/recits paralells, Galerie Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France
  2. FallMauerfall, Statmuseum Berlin, Germany
  3. The view from elsewhere, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia  
  4. Under Control, Krannert Museum of Art, IL
  5. El pasado en el presente, LABoral, Gijon, Spain
  6. Experimental film festival The Porn Identity, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
  7. Clermont Ferrand short film festival, France
  8. The storyteller, ICI Audio video disco Kunsthalle Zürich
  1. Dispersion, ICA London, United Kingdom
  2. Videozone 4, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  3. Kvadriennale for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Mobile Archive, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg Schengen, Feinkost Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  5. This is how history is written, Casa Encendida, Madrid 
  6. Documentary Uncertainties, Toronto, Canada
  7. The Greenroom, Hessel Museum, Anondale, NY
  8. New York Underground filmfestival, New York, NY
  9. Hot docs, Toronto Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
  10. Intl. Filmfestival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Public Collections

  1. Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
  2. Dallas Museum of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  3. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Marieluise Hessel Collection at CCS Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  5. Hirschhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
  6. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
  7. Kunstmuseum kloster unser lieben frauen Magdeburg, Germany
  8. MCA Chicago, IL
  9. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  10. Museé d'art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  11. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  12. San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  13. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  14. Stedelijk Museum Amesterdam, Netherlands
  15. Tate Modern, London, UK
  16. The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  17. The Marieluise Hessel Foundation
  18. Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  19. Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN